Simks Family History

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Simks Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Simos, Simes, Simas, Simko, Simkus, Simms, Sims, Sinks, Simon, Silk

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Simks Family Origin

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Simks Family Occupations

What did your Simks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Bricklayer Helper and Bench Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simks. 17% of Simks men worked as a Bricklayer Helper and 50% of Simks women worked as a Bench Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simks were Paint Sprayer and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Bricklayer Helper
    17%
  • Lacer
    17%
  • Lathe Mechine
    17%
  • Paint Sprayer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bench Work
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Simks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 132 census records available for the last name Simks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13 immigration records available for the last name Simks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6 military records available for the last name Simks. For the veterans among your Simks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simks Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simks ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simks

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